>> i think it is true, although, obviously, we had that first debate. and that was a point that was offplan, by any measure. because, remember, going into that first debate, everyone was talking about whether barack obama was going to close the deal that night. that he would, you know, sort of wipe mitt romney out. romney, in that first debate, brought himself up to credibility, and that's where the obama campaign really had to go into full force. and i have to emphasize, what i saw last night, as well as what i saw traveling around the country over the few weeks before the campaign, was the evidence of something very significant, when you talk about spending early, and investing early, that investment was not merely in tv ads, ed. it was in building an infrastructure. and in building a relationship, working with trade unions in places like toledo, and flynt, and janesville, wisconsin, and that paid off.